South Asian Studies in Australia

Further to my last post wherein I included a link to my recent publication in Modern Asian Studies, I’d thought I’d provide a bit of information regarding South Asian Studies in Australia.  Not all Universities have a strong presence in … Read More »

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Modern Asian Studies

Hello all, Just a quick update with a link to a recent article I published in Modern Asian Studies. An important reminder that South Asian Studies is alive and well downunder…. Strangers in the Village? Colonial policing in rural Bengal, … Read More »

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What’s in a name?

Recently our school underwent a re-brand – from the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, to the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.  I quite like it.  It conjures images of clever people, pottering around the cloisters, scratching their … Read More »

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Sensor Society Conference, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

I have posted before about the perils of working as an academic in Australia, and the perceived and actual difficulties of accessing materials downunder.  The academic community is however smaller than one might imagine, and conferences and seminar series demonstrate … Read More »

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Paper Miner: Big Questions in History

Working in Australia as a historian is a pursuit burdened by the infamous ‘tyranny of distance’.  As a historian of British India, I tend to conduct my research intensively for short periods of time, and then later wade through the … Read More »

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Facebook and Academic networks

Facebook has changed dramatically over the years – it certainly remains largely a procrastinatory device, but it seems it has expanded its utility as people place new demands on it. Websites tend to cave to easy to update pages, where … Read More »

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Youth Culture, Australia

Dr Simon Sleight, who teaches Australian History at King’s College, London – but who we like to claim as our own because he completed his PhD at Monash University, Melbourne, speaks on the emergence of youth culture – or the … Read More »

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Defining the Sensor Society conference, 8-9 May

My research is mainly in the realm of policing studies, especially in the periphery of Britain’s empire. In particular, I’m interested in surveillance, and the way the Indian police built an infrastructure of police surveillance – mainly to better utilise … Read More »

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Christmas is upon us !

The semester is over, all marks have been submitted, the annual wrap up meetings attended and minuted, and the end of year dinners done. Phew ! What a busy semester. A highlight of the end of year celebrations was the … Read More »

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Univesity of Queensland: Moreton Bay Research Station

The University of Queensland runs two research station which are available for field or laboratory based research conferences, workshops, and educational groups.  Both are located on picturesque islands off the coast of Queensland (eastern coast of Australia).  This week, I’m … Read More »

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